I decided, at long last, to get out my nylon thread and beads. Not having broken into projects including beads yet, here are a few photos of some cute bracelets I made yesterday. They are not yet ‘finished’. I still need to weave in the end threads, and add buttons. Each one took me approximately 25 – 30 minutes to crochet, depending on my span of attention. (ha ha, which can be pretty short sometimes!) You will find the video tutorial at the end of this post. I hope you will check it out and give it a try. You have nothing to lose!
Experiment with different kinds of thread, or even yarn. The bottom-most bracelet in this next photo is made using the ‘Navajo knitting’ technique using DMC Coton Pearle 8. Here is a link to my blog post featuring this method. http://wp.me/p1Hwn4-1cF
The upper green colored bracelet is made with size 10 cotton thread, single strand. The others are made with nylon thread. This C Lon Beading Thread has superior durability to other parallel-fiber threads. It has almost no stretch. With its 100+ color palette, it is ideal for bead crochet using sizes 6 and 8 seed beads. It is splendid for kumihimo — or braiding — with beads. It can also be used for tatting, as well as loom warping and weaving. Highly recommended for micro-macrame, as well as the trendy ladder-style bracelets. 92 yards per bobbin. This cord measures a wee bit less than .5mm in thickness.
And, without further ado, the outstanding video tutorial:
Well, I hope you will find this post helpful and inspirational. These cute little bracelets make great, quick little gifts. ~GMaEllen